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I’m the featured author over at Zombie Authors Blog!

I was notified with the pleasant news that I am the featured author over at the Zombie Authors Blog for the next couple of weeks.  So while you may have found me here on my own slice of the blogosphere, please go check out what they have to say about me over at Zombie Authors:  http://zombie-authors.blogspot.com/

Thanks to Jule Romans for giving me the heads up on this nice bit of news.

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My editor interviews me for her Facebook page

When I moved my trilogy over to Permuted Press, I had the privilege of getting to work with Felicia Sullivan, editor extraordinaire.  She had actually taken a look at the original version of Into the Dark before it went to print and helped me out with some advice about it, which I appreciated a great deal.  This was after we met at Horror Realm in September of 2010-shortly after the original release of Comes the Dark.  But when she was assigned to edit my trilogy by Permuted, she dove into the novels and helped to polish them up to a greater extent than ever before.  And she knows my secret-my kryptonite as it were-when it comes to my writing.  No, I’m not going to tell you what that is!  But it is something I have worked hard at correcting ever since she lent me this insight and I am far better for having realized this particular failing of mine.

Felicia has her own Facebook page and not too long ago she asked me if I would like to be interviewed by her.  So we discussed my work, my perspective on writing, and what my plan is for the zombie apocalypse.  (To bug out, or not to bug out…).  It was a fun little interview, and I appreciated the chance to once again plug my work.  That interview was posted on her page today.

So if you would be so kind, take a few minutes and head on over to her page, “like” it, and check out my interview with the lovely Felicia Sullivan.

 https://www.facebook.com/indieeditor


Come soon…Tall Tales with Short Cocks Volume 3, featuring a short story by moi!

Yep, I did it again.  I’ve returned to the bizarro world with my offering to the folks over at Rooster Republic Press…which is their new name.  It’s their new name, because they had a different name when I was in Tall Tales with Short Cocks Volume 2, not so very long ago.  But I’m happy they accepted my humble little tale about family dysfunction  “Hell in the Family” that appears in Tall Tales with Short Cocks Volume 3, regardless of their name.  It should be available for mass consumption on February 26th, right around the time Comes The Dark reveals itself in paperback and in audio book format.  So it is a great double whammy for me.

I’m looking forward to being apart of another wild and raunchy compendium of screwed up stories about screwed up things.  While I can’t speak to what the other authors have contributed and what strange topics they have dived into, my story is my own take on the ever popular nerdy vampire sub genre.  Well, just because you haven’t heard of this sub genre doesn’t mean it isn’t popular.  Well, it might still be a bit of an underground revolution in the making, but I swear it’s gonna be huge someday!

So I’ll be sure to add links once the book is available for purchase, but for now, feast your eyes on the very shiny, purty cover of this latest edition of Tall Tales with Short Cocks.

tall tales with short cocks vol 3


Comes The Dark…getting ready to rock n’ roll!

Well, it’s been a great ride I’ve been on over the past few years.  The Library of the Living Dead was very good to me when it gave me a shot as a new author.   I think I was pretty good to them by producing a trilogy that sold a few copies here and there.  Good enough that when the time to part ways with the Library was upon me, Jacob, the owner of Permuted Press, was very interested in re-releasing my novels.

It’s been an interesting journey, with a lot of twists and turns.  Of course, many of them occurred before the first book was ever published, but there have been quite a few since then.  Some ups and some downs, including a gaff with the kindle version of Comes The Dark occurred that required some quick thinking.  But all’s well that ends well, and that situation ended well.  But now my books are in someone else’s hands, and I’m pretty excited about what’s to come.  I miss the Library, and I miss Doc, my old publisher, but it has gone by the wayside, and I doubt, sadly enough, that it will ever publish something new again.

Comes The Dark is being re-released with new edits and new content in paperback, ebook, and audible versions by Permuted press this month.  The same will be the case with the two sequels, which are coming in March and April.  Some things I have added that weren’t included in the original Dark Stories-some freshly written, some dug up from the crypt where I keep a lot of old, dusty things that just need a little bit of a cleaning up before they’re ready to go.  Well…not everything should see the light of day from that old crypt, but this stuff I feel deserves to get a good looking over by someone other than me.  

I have to admit, what I’m excited the most about the re-release of this trilogy is that they will be available in audio form.  You see, for those of you who don’t know me personally, you may not understand why this is what gets me so excited.  But if you do know me and my family, and know my son, Zack, you’ll understand why.  I guess that makes me nervous for the book’s release in audio format as well-when your boy tells you that you’re his favorite author, but he hasn’t even read any of your stuff yet…well, that’s a lot to live up to.

I’ve been informed that the ebook version of Comes The Dark will be ready to go in the next few days.  Once I have a link, I’ll be sharing it.  The paper version of the book will hit roughly around 2/26/13, as will the audio version.  The great news is that the link is already up for ordering the audio version of the book, and my guess is it will be the same link for the other versions as well-just click on the option you prefer.  So if you have a desire to check out my first book on tape (heh, I’m old enough to remember when they were on tape!), click the cover art below and pre-order your copy.  I’ll be posting again when the other versions are available as well, so stay tuned!

comes the dark permuted cover


Arthur Graham interviews me over on the Bizarro Press Blog

Arthur Graham, fellow author and editor for Tall Tales with Short Cocks Volume 2, for which I wrote a science fiction comedy story called “The Interstellar Quest for Snack Cakes”, took the time out to interview me about my story, about zombies, and about all sorts of strange things.  Okay, I admit it-his questions weren’t all that strange, just my answers.  But please check it out at:  http://bizarropress.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/patrick-dorazio/

 

 

 


“No More Heroes” is now available on Amazon!

I announced about a week ago that No More Heroes, an anthology filled with all new superheroes and villains, was available over at Creatspace.  I’m thrilled that it is now on Amazon as well.  While it appears only in paperback at this time, I’m sure that it will be available in e-book format very soon as well.  This project was a labor of love, as my past posts have explained.  A fully developed and detailed world of new good guys and bad guys with all new super powers and abilities to cause mayhem and destruction.  Definitely worth checking out for those who are looking for something new and different.  You can read my tale of bad guys and good guys: “Slow Goth and St. North” there, along with a great lineup of other stories about plenty of other baddies and do gooders.

Check it out by clicking on the image of below.


It’s a wild, wild week! Check out my interview with Rebecca Besser over at her blog.

As you should know, the anthology Zombies Gone Wild has been released.  Why should you know?  Well, let me tell ya.  Because it includes one of my short stories, “What’s Eating You?” which is one twisted, messed up tale of zombie therapy.  It also includes stories from a slew of great indy authors who loves them some zombies.  Out on the kindle, very soon to be available in paperback as well.

You should also know because great and wonderful fellow author Rebecca Besser, who also has a story included in this wondrous tome, has created “Wild Week!” over on her blog, where she is doing interviews of many of the authors involved in this killer project.  So please stop on over and check out the interview Rebecca did with yours truly as a part of Wild Week…and check out the other interviews she’s doing to support the book’s release as well.

http://blog.rebeccabesser.com/2012/10/26/patrick-dorazio—wild-week.aspx?ref=rss